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Cost:
$180
Location:
237 St. James Place
Zahav Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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PHS to Celebrate Jewish New Year for Trees at Zahav

January 15, 2014 6:00 PM

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will join the Jewish community in celebrating the holiday of Tu B’shvat, known as the Jewish Arbor Day or the New Year for Trees, on Wednesday, January 15, 6 to 8 p.m. at Zahav, 237 St. James Place in Society Hill.

This special evening, highlighting wonderful food and environmental awareness, will feature a wine and tasting menu by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov, who brings the flavors of his native Israel to the acclaimed restaurant located near the Society Hill Towers. The Tu B’shvat tasting includes the Seven Species that are traditionally enjoyed on this holiday: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates.

  The evening will include a brief program with remarks by PHS President Drew Becher, representatives of the Jewish National Fund and the Jewish Farm School, and Yaron Sideman, Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region. The celebration is sponsored by Einstein Healthcare Network.

“PHS is thrilled to take part in a holiday that recognizes the beauty and importance of trees in our world,” said Becher. “We are very grateful to JNF, which has long led the tree-planting campaign in the State of Israel, and the Jewish Farm School for their partnership, to Einstein Healthcare Network for their generous support, and to Zahav for hosting this celebration.”

The $180 individual ticket will include the tasting menu and the planting of a tree in both Israel and a tree in the Philadelphia region in honor of those designated by the guest. Sponsor-level opportunities are also available.

The fundraising event is part of the Plant One Million campaign, the multi-state effort led by PHS and its partners to restore the tree coverage in the Greater Philadelphia region. The initiative encompasses 13 counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and the state of Delaware with the goal of planting and caring for one million new trees by 2020. Since the launch of the program in 2011, nearly 300,000 trees have been planted in the region as part of Plant One Million.

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